December 16, 2020

Subject-specific VTE Labs : Innovative Practices in Mathematics – January, 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM

201 — Mathematics

During this subject-specific VTE lab, teachers’ innovative use of emerging technologies will be showcased through the lens of teaching mathematics.

What is a subject-specific VTE Lab?

Subject-specific labs are an opportunity for teachers in the college network to share their use of digital tools or emerging technologies to support their teaching. These virtual meetings promote knowledge transfer and interaction around the pedagogical relevance of digital and emerging technologies in education.

This VTE lab about maths

Two presentations will highlight innovative use of technologies to enrich teaching of Mathematics.

Presentation 1

Jean-Sébastien holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Université Laval and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Université de Montréal. He has been teaching since 2012 and at the Cégep Gérald-Godin since 2015. He has been involved in the development of francophone problems on WeBWorK through the Mathema-TIC project and is also involved in the design of QAM contests.

Presentation 2

Philémon Turcotte has been a maths teacher since 2014 and has worked in two CEGEPs in the Montreal area. He is currently coordinator of the Cégep Gérald-Godin’s mathematics group. He has taught all the mathematics courses in the Natural Sciences program and about ten courses in other programs. For the past three years, he has been developing original material specifically for the Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry course.

In this 30 minutes talk, Jean-Sébastien and Philémon Tucotte will give a quick overview of an online textbook project they have been working on for two years. Main features will be presented, including interactive examples, compiled code cells inside the textbook as well as embedded cross-references that do not steer away from the current “page.” They will then present what was used to generate the textbook, give other examples written by multiple authors (mainly in English), show other features that are not (yet?) in their project and talk about how you can get going into writing your own textbook. Examples are mostly from mathematics, but others from computer science, physics, chemistry and even music theory exist or are in the process of being written.



The learning objectives of this session are:

  • To recognize ways in which the innovative use of technologies could take place in one’s own classroom